A man is dead and two women are injured after a head-on collision early this morning in Waianae, according to the Honolulu Police Department.
Friends and family identified the victim as Harvey Hashimoto Jr.
At 12:13 a.m., a 19-year-old Waianae man was driving southbound on Waianae Valley Road with his two Waianae 18-year-old male passengers when he lost control of the car and collided with a car traveling northbound about 180 feet north of Plantation Road.
The 19-year-old driver’s car kept traveling, severed a power pole, and overturned, police said. The driver was ejected from his car and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police said the two 18-year-old passengers were not injured.
Both occupants in the northbound car, driven by a 29-year-old Waianae woman and her 23-year-old female passenger, were taken to the hospital in serious condition.
Police believe speed was a factor in the crash, but it’s unknown if alcohol played a role.
This is Oahu’s 48th traffic fatality this year, compared to 52 at the same time last year, according to police.
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Sounds like another example of somebody falling asleep at the wheel… You pretty much risk your life every time you are out driving around midnight with buzzed drivers going home from bars on the road around that time and also dozing off.
Countries like England have bars on ever street corner so you can stumble home after a night of drinking.
PinkSushi. I’ll have a fiber bar, instead.
Not easy to win the smartphone flicking, marathon contest, after all.
Could happen in Waianae, Makiki, Kahala or anyplace else. Stupid, (inattentive or on drugs) drivers are the problem. At least the dumb driver is dead, can’t be on the road again.
Weeding out the species? Dumb drivers!
cojef. So far, we have established that puppies can’t drive.
I’m sure his family and friends will be touched by your compassion. Because it is truly notable.
Yes,merry Christmas Donald.
Donald Trump or McDonald’s? Both give me constipation.
…007. I had a head-on in my bedroom last night. Shirt happens anywhere.
Hummer versus a Mini Cooper. Guess who won?
Seatbelts! Seatbelts! Seatbelts! Wear ’em! Keep ticketing driver’s who don’t strap up. Let me guess. The survivors did.
In this case, it’s a good thing the driver who crossed the center line wasn’t wearing his seat belt. He won’t be able to hurt innocent people again.
One dead, two in the hospital in serious condition and that’s a good thing, eh? What were you raised by rodents? I’m sure that the kid, whatever his faults, had innocent people who cared about him — and who you are now hurting with your hate.
So. What shall we wish on you?
TigerEye, compassionate comment from you. Don’t mar it with bad tidings for bluespop, then the negative thoughts never ceases but continue and the world forfeit ‘Peace toward men of good will’. Your benevolent post are rare in this millennial age. Peace be with you and your family.
Wish whatever you want. I don’t believe in superstition.
That area on the Westside need more roadblocks.
Roadblocks??? Please just need to not drive after drinking.
I’vs seen roadblocks on the Westside, but all on Farrington Highway. I don’t think they have roadblocks up in the valleys.